Happy Sunday hyenas ! Are you ready to check out whats been happening in the world this week ?
Often, its difficult to remain optimistic in the face of all the negativity of the week just gone. However, here at QOTT, we don’t want you guys to feel like it’s all doom and gloom. What better way to do this than to talk about the completely hilarious, merciless trolling of Robin Thicke over on twitter this week. King of Sleaze Thicke’s PR team decided it’d be a fantastic idea to set up a Q&A session on the VH1 Twitter page, where users could ask any question they liked using the hashtag #AskThicke.
The response was as amazing as you’re anticipating it to be. Here are some of our favourites !
Our witches Flis and Hank are checking out the celebrations for the opening weekend of Liverpool 2014 Biennial, over at The Black-E this evening ! Word has it they’re particularly excited for the performance by CHRISTEENE, an artist who infuses rap and vile shamelessness into super stylised music videos and destructive choreography.
”Reports from live shows describe scenes involving butt plugs tied to bouquets of balloons being released into the air from CHRISTEENE’s arse, intimate and bizarre confessionals over tea, backup boys in handmade Panda masks urinating on canvas sacks containing the singer, and a DIY anti-fashion wardrobe styled from the forgotten scraps of society.” Sounds amazing, right ? Keep your eyes peeled for a blog update to commemorate this experience later on this week !
Always ran this awesome ad this week, which quickly went viral across social networking sites. Using the hashtag #LikeAGirl, Always encourages everyone to think about normalised sexist language, and who it really hurts. It’s pretty powerful, check it out.
Speaking of fighting like a girl, who else was beside themselves at the revival of Sailor Moon this weekend with the first new series since 1996, titled Sailor Moon Crystal ?! Kawaii feminist hero for girls of all ages, Serena returns to screens, featuring a completely new opening theme highlighting how this team of justice-defending Sailor Scouts are smashing tropes with the lyrics “We are not helpless girls who need mens protection”. Pretty great for any little girl (or boy) to be watching, right ?
The Sun once again reared its ugly head this week with it’s so-called “investigation” into partying in Magaluf - aka a giant article that bullies and shames girls exclusively with absolutely no regard for the consequences of publishing them in a national newspaper. This was a particularly horrible feature, even for The Sun, but it did spark these two fantastic articles which are defiantly worth a read : Beware the Stark Warning to Women by Guardian journalist Holly Baxter and Magaluf Girl by everydayvictimblaming.com user seja75
Finally, ever wanted an amazing knitted hat with the words “feminist killjoy” worked into it ? Well then your prayers have been answered. Ravelry store Feminist Fibres currently have a ton of amazing patterns up for sale, so you can knit one of your very own. I’m having trouble choosing between these two, personally.